ABCA published a list of unlicensed applicants in February.
All businesses that are not on the list will be at risk for enforcement.
K&M is currently helping D.C. conditional licensees open shop in 2024.
D.C. social equity retail and online retail licensing period closes April 30, 2024.


Adult use cannabis market is stalled in Virginia during Gov. Youngkin’s term

In 2021, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Cannabis Control Act, which legalized adult possession, cultivation and consumption of cannabis and created the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority, to regulate the adult-use cannabis market. However, the legislation did not include pass enabling legislation to establish the statutory framework and infrastructure for the adult-use cannabis market. As of February 2024, the General Assembly has yet to pass legislation that would enable commercial adult-use cannabis sales.

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Virginia regulator fines hemp retailers

In July 2023, Gov. Youngkin signed hemp legislation into law which placed new restrictions on the permitted potency of hemp-derived retail products. The law established the following rules and restrictions for hemp products:

  • A 0.3% limit on THC in hemp products.
  • Limits on the total amount of THC per package, dependent on CBD content.
  • A requirement for hemp product manufacturers and sellers to submit disclosure forms.
  • Child-resistant packaging rules for THC-containing products.
  • Labeling requirements

As a result of this legislation, the Virginia Department of Consumer and Agricultural Services (VDACS) began cracking down on hemp retailers selling non-compliant hemp-derived products, issuing large fines in their wake.

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